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Kerala madrassa teacher sentenced to 20 years in jail for sexually abusing 11-year-old boy
India

Kerala madrassa teacher sentenced to 20 years in jail for sexually abusing 11-year-old boy

The convict, Aliyar, sexually abused the boy inside a madrassa many times and gave his phone to the boy and compelled him to watch obscene videos

Who is Ghislaine Maxwell? The British socialite who lured and groomed girls for her former boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein
World

Who is Ghislaine Maxwell? The British socialite who lured and groomed girls for her former boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein

Ghislaine Maxwell, 60, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for carrying out a devious scheme with Jeffrey Epstein to groom underage girls, who were sexually abused. The judge called her actions ‘heinous and predatory’

Southern Baptists agree to create database of accused sex abusers
India

Southern Baptists agree to create database of accused sex abusers

The vote came three weeks after the release of a blockbuster report by an outside consultant on the long-simmering scandal, revealing that Southern Baptist leaders mishandled abuse cases and stonewalled victims for years

Assam: Man gets 10 years rigorous imprisonment for sexually abusing minor boy
India

Assam: Man gets 10 years rigorous imprisonment for sexually abusing minor boy

Lala police had arrested the man and submitted the charge sheet before the court on 30 June 2018

Former Barcelona youth coach accused of sexual abuse
Sports

Former Barcelona youth coach accused of sexual abuse

Catalan newspaper Ara reported Friday that over 60 of Benaiges's former students have accused him of sexually abused students while he was a physical education teacher at their public school in Barcelona

Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell trial in sex trafficking case to begin tomorrow
World

Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell trial in sex trafficking case to begin tomorrow

The 59-year-old daughter of the late newspaper baron Robert Maxwell stands accused of recruiting and grooming underage girls for the late financier Jeffrey Epstein

WTA still 'deeply concerned' over tennis star Peng Shuai
Sports

WTA still 'deeply concerned' over tennis star Peng Shuai

WTA chairman Steve Simon "has reached out to Peng Shuai via various communication channels. He has sent her two emails, to which it was clear her responses were influenced by others," she said

China silent on tennis star Peng Shuai despite growing overseas concern
Sports

China silent on tennis star Peng Shuai despite growing overseas concern

Peng Shuai has not been heard from since accusing former vice-premier Zhang Gaoli of sexual abuse

As R Kelly goes to trial, a timeline of minors sexual abuse, child pornography allegations against singer
Entertainment

As R Kelly goes to trial, a timeline of minors sexual abuse, child pornography allegations against singer

R Kelly’s federal case in Chicago is on hold while the racketeering case unfolds in Brooklyn; the judge set a status hearing for 17 August. If convicted, Kelly could face up to 20 years in prison.

As a generation of thinkers grapples with notions of consent, an observation of the word's travels, its odd, nagging magnetism
Arts & Culture

As a generation of thinkers grapples with notions of consent, an observation of the word's travels, its odd, nagging magnetism

Recent novels, philosophical inquiries, young adult and romance fiction, films and television shows join a robust literature from the fields of feminist and disability studies to ask who and what the term “consent” excludes today.

Gucci family embroiled in conflict as heiress Patricia denies daughter's allegations of collusion in sexual abuse lawsuit
Lifestyle

Gucci family embroiled in conflict as heiress Patricia denies daughter's allegations of collusion in sexual abuse lawsuit

The response from Patricia Gucci and Palombo said Ruffalo had been abusive but denied Zarini’s allegations of collusion and included a motion to quash because of lack of jurisdiction.

Singer-songwriter Allison Russell's solo debut album charts her journey of healing from sexual abuse as a child
Entertainment

Singer-songwriter Allison Russell's solo debut album charts her journey of healing from sexual abuse as a child

Music had always been a refuge. Russell grew up singing; among her earliest memories, she said, was hiding under the piano as her mother played classical music.

LA judge dismisses lawsuit of man alleging Michael Jackson had sexually abused him as a boy
Entertainment

LA judge dismisses lawsuit of man alleging Michael Jackson had sexually abused him as a boy

The dismissal came after the judge rejected a similar lawsuit in October by another accuser. Both men made their allegations in the HBO documentary Leaving Neverland

COVID-19: Social and emotional learning, trauma-informed approach by teachers can guide students in stress
India

COVID-19: Social and emotional learning, trauma-informed approach by teachers can guide students in stress

The next few years will see the Indian education system stumble and struggle to cope with the effects of the pandemic

'Sex for job' scam: Karnataka Police registers case of extortion, conspiracy on BJP MLA Ramesh Jarkiholi's complaint
India

'Sex for job' scam: Karnataka Police registers case of extortion, conspiracy on BJP MLA Ramesh Jarkiholi's complaint

In his plaint, the former water resources minister stated that someone had conspired to end his political career and to blackmail him by 'creating' a fake CD (video)

WHO study finds one in three women worldwide have experienced at least one instance of sexual violence
World

WHO study finds one in three women worldwide have experienced at least one instance of sexual violence

The study found such violence disproportionately affects women in low- and lower-middle-income countries, with some countries showing a prevalence of about half of all women.

Allen V Farrow: HBO docuseries on sexual abuse allegations against Woody Allen is a portrait of a family in distress
Entertainment

Allen V Farrow: HBO docuseries on sexual abuse allegations against Woody Allen is a portrait of a family in distress

The first episode of Allen V Farrow covers a wide narrative arc, including Mia Farrow and Woody Allen's relationship, their unconventional family and living arrangements, the discovery of his affair with Mia's adopted daughter Soon-Yi, and the allegations of Allen's sexual abuse of Dylan Farrow, then aged seven.

What the outcome of MJ Akbar vs Priya Ramani defamation case means for #MeToo movement in India
India

What the outcome of MJ Akbar vs Priya Ramani defamation case means for #MeToo movement in India

The Court's judgment, which stated that damage to the accused's reputation cannot be more important than a survivor’s right to dignity and speaking their truth, is an important milestone for India's #MeToo movement.

In her sensational memoir, Vanessa Springora asks what consent should look like — and triumphs
Arts & Culture

In her sensational memoir, Vanessa Springora asks what consent should look like — and triumphs

Consent is a Molotov cocktail, flung at the face of the French establishment, a work of dazzling, highly controlled fury.